Re: jasmine plant? withered leaves

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Posted by Kat on August 13, 2003 at 20:15:08:

In Reply to: Re: jasmine plant? posted by Newt on May 09, 2003 at 11:02:12:

: : : : I live in ontario canada and would like to know how to take care of a jasmine plant so that it produces the maximum flowers?

: Hi Jasmine Noel,

: If you live in Onatario, I'm assuming that your jasmine is a house plant. Treat it the same way I suggested for Shalini. Repot when needed to a pot that is 2" larger.

: Newt

: : :
: : : Hi Shalini,

: : : Do you know which jasmine you have?

: : : Indoors, jasmines need at least four hours of direct sunlight daily or 14 to 16 hours of strong artificial light. Day temperatures should be 68 to 72 F and night temperatures 50 to 55 F.

: : : Another thing you can do to encourage bloom is to water with milk. Yup, the stuff you put in coffee. Just add a tablespoon to the watering can when you think of it or when the milk container is empty, just add water and use that for your houseplants. It will supply calcium and other minerals that encourage bloom.

: : : Regards,
: : : Newt

Dear Newt, who seems to know a lot about Jasmine plants -- I too live in Ontario, Toronto to be precise. I'm giving Jasmines another go. It's a small potted one, for indoors, I believe it's a "night blooming Jasmine". I've had it for about 1 week and, as with a previous attempt with Jasmines, I am getting flowers but many leaves are drying out completely (they are brittle) and dropping off at an alarming rate. Is this due to insufficient water? (I don't think so, I water it) too much water? insufficient light? (I'm in an apartment with only east and north exposure, alas) something else? Thanks for any help.

-- K.

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